For the first time at the Met, soprano Anna Netrebko sings the role of Adriana
Lecouvreur, the eighteenth-century actress whose real-life
intrigues inspired Cilea’s tragic opera. Adriana is adored by many but loves
only Maurizio, sung by tenor (Piotr Beczała),
her in return. Maurizio desperately tries to extricate himself from his
previous lover, the Princess deof Bouillon— mezzo-soprano (Anita Rachvelishvili).
When the princess discovers that Adriana is her rival, she takes desperate
measures of her own.
In this new production directed by Sir David McVicar, the action is partially set in a working replica
of a baroque theatre. Gianandrea Noseda conducts the riveting score.Adriana
Lecouvreur is a co-production with the Royal Opera House
(London), Gran Teatre del Liceu (Barcelona), Wiener Staatsoper, San Francisco
Opera and Opéra National de Paris.